Sunday, July 26, 2009

Swimming at Lake LBJ

Here is a video of Violet splashing in the water.

This is Violet getting ready for her first boat ride. She loved it! Don't worry, we hadn't left yet...that's why she's not wearing her life preserver.

"Sunning" herself in the shade.

Standing all by herself.

Dress Up

Friday, July 24, 2009

Hooked on Phonics

Welcome Home, Althoff Family!

Some photos from dinner at The Salt Lick last night.

Greg, Kelsey, Henry and Milo. Don't they look good as Texans??

More Althoff love!

Violet and her daddy hamming it up for the camera.


Out of the box!

A quote from the nanny's notes today:

"Violet was very active today, played happily and the blanket is too small for her."

Apparently Violet rolled herself all the way across the living room. The girl cannot be contained!

Just for fun, here are some other noteworthy excerpts from Violet's Nanny, Olivia:
7/8 "Violet had a 'Traviesa' look" (Traviesa means mischievous in Spanish)
7/10 "Violet was very happy at the library, she enjoyed watching all the babies there."
7/21 "Violet had a different look, like playful, and talked a lot"
7/22 "We went to the playground today. Violet was admired by the children and had a good time swinging in the baby swings."

I look forward to coming home and hearing all about Violet's day. Olivia must think I am crazy because I ask so many questions. "What did she do today?" "Did she like it?" "Then what did she do?", and on and on and on... 

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


A day at the lake. Violet is becoming a pro at the lake outings and enjoying the water more and more. I think she's ready for her first Jet Ski. Girly pink, please!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Almost 5 Months

Violet is almost 5 months old now. Plus, she's wearing a new outfit. Time to post more pictures.

Emma Robillard

Violet (and I) met our cousin Emma from Sweden for the first time Sunday. We went to church with Uncle Curtis, Aunt Jenny, Cynthia and Grandma too. Emma was great with Violet, she loved to hold and play with the baby!!


Emma and Violet

More Emma and Violet

Emma and Violet at lunch. Violet enjoyed pulling Emma's hair. Ouch.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Rochester or Bust

16 days until we leave for Rochester!!! Starting to get nervous about how traveling with an infant on a plane is going to go. Open to any suggestions, hints, insider secrets. No matter what, it will be worth the trip. We can't wait for my family to see how amazing Violet is at 5 months.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Ladies Night lady in training

Tonight Violet and I met Leah and Liz at The Domain for happy hour. She's a Ladies Night lady-in-training and it was so much fun.


Sunday, July 5, 2009

New Toy

Thanks for the new toy Uncle Curtis and Aunt Jenny. Bouncing is FUN!

Hey! Where'd you go?

As I'm sitting her uploading vacation pictures, I can't believe my eyes, but I just watched Violet roll across the floor to get to her book. It was no accident. The farther I moved it, the farther she rolled.

More 4th

Passing time in the car on the way home from the beach.

Me and my kids.

First time watching Baby Einstein video.

The Jeffs.

4th of July

Trippy Piano VIdeo

It's like a rave, but for babies.